Medical Museum Science Café

Mental Health Stigma—A Systems Perspective

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In person at NMHM
Thursday, May 25, 2023, 6-7 p.m.

National Museum of Health and Medicine
2500 Linden Lane
Silver Spring, Maryland, 20910

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Mental health stigma promotes a broad array of adverse effects on the help-seeking behaviors of service members living with a mental health condition. The military culture and nature of military service (e.g. deployments, frequent moves, unpredictability, etc.) can create additional barriers to accessing much-needed care and support. While there has been a historic focus on the individual impact of mental health stigma on service members, there is a growing body of research that underscores the need to more adequately address how such stigma affects family members and support systems. Join Liam Westgate, MBA, MSW, LCSW-C, from the Psychological Health Center of Excellence, for a presentation that will discuss the phenomenon of mental health stigma and highlight best practices for supporting individuals living with a mental health condition and their respective support systems.


FREE! Open to the public. No RSVP required.


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